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Gay Porn Habit Might Not Allow 'Family Man' Christian School Principal Acquitted of Sex Charges to 'Move On'

Christian repression has apparently left a wake of destruction in another Colorado town.

Daniel Brock, a former Colorado Christian school principal whom his attorney describes as "a family man committed to education" was acquitted last month of "sexually touching" and "fondling" two male students, CBS4 Denver reports. One of Brock's student accusers committed suicide a week after the principal's acquittal.

Danielbrock Brock's attorney says he wants to "move on" and is seeking jobs in the education field, but CBS4 reports he may have some lingering issues, they add:

"According to court documents obtained after the trial, on Feb. 24, 2009, Brock returned his school-issued laptop computer to Silver State. Prosecutors, armed with a search warrant, seized the laptop. In a court document, they say Brock's user file on the computer 'had been wiped clean' prior to it being returned to the school. But a forensic search of the computer revealed 'Internet searches of homosexual male pornographic Web sites, as well as evidence of viewed (pictures, movies and videos) related to homosexual male pornography. Additionally, actual images and videos of homosexual male pornography were recovered from the computer.' In the court document, investigators reported all the searches, viewing and downloading of the pornography were done from Brock's user accounts and were done during the time he had the computer."

In addition to two student's lives, Brock's actions have also apparently destroyed the school: "This week, Silver State President Lester Heinze sent out a letter to school parents, announcing that after this school year ends, Silver State is discontinuing all middle school and high school classes and will only offer preschool through 6th grade education....in his letter, Heinze wrote that 'Between the Daniel Brock Investigation and trial, other disciplinary issues with students, and with uncertain economic times, we as an institution and as individuals have carried a heavy burden.'"

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  1. Fuck this is a sad story... People don't typically kill themselves over false accusations. That being said, gay porn is not a crime, even for "straight" hypocritical Christianist douche bags.

    Posted by: Jon B | Mar 11, 2010 11:02:47 AM


  2. I don't feel sorry for Brock, considering he was viewing porn on a SCHOOL-OWNED computer. I do feel sorry for the kid that committed suicide. Regardless of whether or not the principal abused this guy, he obviously had some serious mental instability, and he needed help. He didn't get that help. If his school didn't fail him, society did.

    Posted by: JC | Mar 11, 2010 11:04:35 AM


  3. Being touched by a teacher or other adult is a breach of their adult responsibility and a crime --- but dear lord the homophobia in society is causeing kids touched to KILL themselves because they feel so bad about the homosexual stigma.

    That has to change --- homophobia is killing this kids when really they should be able to put that almost non-event behind them as something that leaves blot on them.

    Parents rightfully should never allow an adult in power who does something like this to stay in his position ... BUT I fear they destroy these kids with the anti-gay element that comes along with their reaction.

    The message has to be ... there was is no reason to kill yourself just because some guy touches you kids.... it is there issue and sexual contact is not so bad you have to take your life.

    Posted by: Walter | Mar 11, 2010 11:11:51 AM


  4. What upsets me about these stories even beyond the fact that children were abused sexually and one committed suicide is that this continues to give credence to the belief that gay people are child molesters. He looked at gay porn = he's a child molester.

    It's a wonder there aren't more instances of these sexually repressed people in denial acting out in these ways. Oh, wait, that's the clergy.

    Posted by: Larry | Mar 11, 2010 11:14:16 AM


  5. Well that is sad for everyone involved. Now regarding his laptop, "wiped clean" simply means marking hard disk sectors available for rewrites and even if rewritten (depending on file formats etc) the information usually remains there in a sub layer. With a linux forensics live CD all the information becomes available in a heartbeat. A way to erase (information may still be accessible with the right tools) a disk when donating or getting rid of a laptop is to zero fill your hd. With a linux live cd use the following command:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1M

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 11:31:06 AM


  6. @Larry

    Brock was acquitted, you understand what that means right? This has nothing to do with being gay or not, and everything to do with a living in a repressed environment. I feel sorry for the kid who passed and for Brock, they were both victims of an oppressive society.

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 11:43:14 AM


  7. It is much better for children to be educated by openly LGBT teachers than closeted repressed individuals who marry someone of the opposite sex to pass as straight. Repression makes people do shameful things. The sooner people realize this, the better it will be for society.

    Posted by: voet | Mar 11, 2010 12:00:37 PM


  8. @Gast

    Umm, yeah, I understand what that means. What I am saying is, here's a guy accused of sexual abuse. Acquitted or not, clearly there must have been something for one of the accusers to kill himself, no? And then to find out that this guy was into gay porn only gives fuel to the fire that gay people are child molesters. Have you never heard that comparison be made?

    Posted by: Larry | Mar 11, 2010 12:02:20 PM


  9. @Walter:

    "it is there issue and sexual contact is not so bad you have to take your life."

    Are you fucking insane? This kid killed himself after the guy was aquitted, most likely because he believed that, as a victim, no one believed him.

    One need only look back to the clergy scandal, and follow how many people committed suicide due to the shame they felt, the betrayal and the unbearable burden of not being believed.

    "...sexual contact is not so bad you have to take your life." Yeah, tell THAT to the families who've lost kids.

    Posted by: jtramon | Mar 11, 2010 12:05:10 PM


  10. "...here's a guy accused of sexual abuse. Acquitted or not, clearly there must have been something for one of the accusers to kill himself, no?"

    Um, no Larry. That kid could have killed himself for a ton of different reasons that have nothing to do with this case.

    Posted by: Q | Mar 11, 2010 12:13:15 PM


  11. Walter

    I have to agree with JTramon - you need to do some research to understand clearly what the ramifications are for a child who has been sexually abused, especially an authority figure. It's sad the myriad of problems which follow these kids into adulthood. Once the deed has been done, they are NEVER the same.

    When discussing sexual abuse, please-have some compassion for the victims. Never say it "just is not so bad"

    Posted by: sanfranbeat | Mar 11, 2010 12:13:55 PM


  12. @Larry

    Sorry to say, but you are the only one perpetuating that notion here. When you are so quick to jump to that conclusion, it is fair to say that you can expect the same or worse from those who oppose you. My point is, why fuel the fire? why reinforce lies?

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 12:17:57 PM


  13. @Gast

    What? I'm the only one who's ever equated gay people with those who sexually abuse children? I don't think so. How often does NAMBLA get pulled into people smearing gay people, like those who criticized Kevin Jennings after he was appointed to the Department of Education?

    If you took the time to read what I said, Gast, I said it was sad that this happens. I wasn't spreading lies, nor was I accusing anyone of anything.

    Posted by: Larry | Mar 11, 2010 12:29:49 PM


  14. @Larry

    Whether you do so in agreement of disagreement, you are keeping the issue alive when no body is even talking about it. I don't subscribe to NAMBLA and I have no idea why you bring them up. Those in the media who make fun of NAMBLA, are doing just that, why do you associate with them? and take offense? are you a member?

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 1:03:17 PM


  15. Gast, you're an idiot. Go away.

    Acquitted means innocent? No. It's very, very likely that this man's a hebephile perp given that a student committed suicide after his acquittal, and in light of the gay porn on his SCHOOL LAPTOP (inappropriate already). He also sold himself as a traditional family values man, which is another lie. They didn't specify what kind it is, and gay porn does cater to that particular disorder quite well (just as straight caters to the underaged high school girl fetish). There's enough reasonable doubt here to keep him from getting a job around children ever again, hopefully. And moreso, if he's guilty, this will happen again. Mark my words-- the jury will have loosed a degenerate onto society. Once a sex criminal ALWAYS a sex criminal. So next time it happens, hopefully someone (a parent) will have the spine to splatter his brains all over a white wall in front of his family.


    As to the school closing...LOL! The lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Good. Evangelical brainwashing facilities.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 11, 2010 1:43:46 PM


  16. @TANK

    As usual Tank, you make no sense.

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 1:56:40 PM


  17. I am with Voet on this one!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Mar 11, 2010 2:07:03 PM


  18. Lovely argument, gast. Here's my equally coherent counterargument: fuck you, asshole.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 11, 2010 2:11:05 PM


  19. @TANK

    That is not an argument, it is how you behave, always bashing, with degraded language, anyone who doesn't agree with you.

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 2:41:28 PM


  20. Sorry about the potty mouth, miss. But you're still wrong.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 11, 2010 2:50:27 PM


  21. Gast, you're doing the same thing. You ripped apart one person for stating an opinion and when someone calls you on it, you lash out at them.

    Posted by: Drew | Mar 11, 2010 2:59:09 PM


  22. @Drew

    I tried to argue with someone, and yes I was passionate about my points. But I never told that someone "fuck you" or "you're an idiot. Go away". You can condone whatever behavior you see fit, but please make fair comparisons.

    Posted by: Gast | Mar 11, 2010 3:22:04 PM


  23. If you follow the link to the local CBS affiliate's site and do a search for "David Brock", you get a fuller -- though far from complete -- picture of what's been going on. There are no comments on the earlier stories (which strikes me as odd... maybe the website just deletes all old comments), but there are comments about the guys' acquittal.

    It sort of looks like the defense was along the lines of "he's a Christian family man and these charges are just part of a smear campaign that's out to destroy him and the good, Christian school" yada, yada, yada. We've all heard that before in other cases.

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 11, 2010 4:55:44 PM


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